SDA Journal is a new application that enable Christians to connect with each other. SDA Journal is free and we do not charge anything for you to use it. Instead, by using our products, you agree that we can show you ads to help us grow and provide better services in the long run.
We don’t sell your personal data to advertisers, and we don’t share any personal data that could identify you such as names, email, address, or contact information.
Who can use SDA Journal
People that is 13 years old and above are allowed to create an account in SDA Journal. You also must provide your real name when engaging our community and sharing your opinions. You should not share your password or login information to anyone without our permission. You should only create an account for yourself.
What you can share and do on SDA Journal
We want you to use SDA Journal to express yourself and content that is important to share, but not at the expense of the safety and well-being of others, or the integrity of our community. You therefor agree not to engage the following
- Upload someone else’s content the violates his rights including their intellectual property rights.
- Upload codes, software that contains viruses that could interfere the proper functionality or appearance of our products.
- Post, sell, or upload any sexual materials, or any illegal materials.
- Attempt to access or product’s data without our permission.
If we remove content that you have shared in violation of our Community Standards, we’ll let you know and explain any options you have to request another review, unless you seriously or repeatedly violate these Terms or if doing so may expose us or others to legal liability; harm our community of users; compromise or interfere with the integrity or operation of any of our services, systems or Products; where we are restricted due to technical limitations; or where we are prohibited from doing so for legal reasons.
Permissions you gave us
We need certain permissions from you to provide our services.
1. Some content that you share or upload, such as photos or videos, may be protected by intellectual property laws. You own the intellectual property rights (things like copyright or trademarks) in any such content that you create and share on SDA Journal. Nothing in these Terms takes away the rights you have to your own content. You are free to share your content with anyone else, wherever you want.
However, to provide our services we need you to give us some legal permissions (known as a ‘license’) to use this content. This is solely for the purposes of providing and improving our Products and services.
Specifically, when you share, post, or upload content that is covered by intellectual property rights on or in connection with our Products, you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, and worldwide license to host, use, distribute, modify, run, copy, publicly perform or display, translate, and create derivative works of your content (consistent with your privacy). This means, for example, that if you share a photo on SDA Journal, you give us permission to store, copy, and share it with others (again, consistent with your settings) such as service providers that support our service or other SDA Journal products you use.This license will end when your content is deleted from our systems.
You can delete content individually or all at once by deleting your account. When you delete content, it’s no longer visible to other users, however it may continue to exist elsewhere on our systems where immediate deletion is not possible due to technical limitations or your content has been used by others in accordance with this license and they have not deleted it (in which case this license will continue to apply until that content is deleted). This license will continue until the content has been fully deleted.
2. We also need your permission to use your name and profile picture and information about actions you have taken on SDA Journal next to or in connection with ads, offers, and other sponsored content that we display across our Products, without any compensation to you. For example, we may show your friends that you are interested in an advertised event or have liked a Page created by a brand that has paid us to display its ads on SDA Journal.
3. All contents that you share or upload in chatroom, such as photos or videos, may be protected by intellectual property laws. You will be held liable to everything you post. We do not allow selling, trash talking, abuse, violence, and encouraging the use of illegal drugs and alcohol. Any violation in these terms will result in removing the violating content and banning your account from using this service.
Limits on using our intellectual property
If you use content covered by intellectual property rights that we have and make available in our Products (for example, images, designs, videos, or sounds we provide that you add to content you create or share on SDA Journal), we retain all rights to that content (but not yours). You can only use our copyrights or trademarks (or any similar marks) with our prior written permission. You must obtain our written permission (or permission under an open source license) to modify, create derivative works of, decompile, or otherwise attempt to extract source code from us.
Updating our Terms
We work constantly to improve our services and develop new features to make our Products better for you and our community. As a result, we may need to update these Terms from time to time to accurately reflect our services and practices. We will only make any changes if the provisions are no longer appropriate or if they are incomplete, and only if the changes are reasonable and take due account of your interests.
We hope that you will continue using our Products, but if you do not agree to our updated Terms and no longer want to be a part of the SDA Journal community, you can delete your account at any time.
Account suspension or termination
We want SDA Journal to be a place where people feel welcome and safe to express themselves and share their thoughts and ideas.
If we determine that you have clearly, seriously or repeatedly breached our Terms or Policies, including in particular our Community Standards, we may suspend or permanently disable access to your account. We may also suspend or disable your account if you repeatedly infringe other people’s intellectual property rights or where we are required to do so for legal reasons.
If you delete or we disable your account, these Terms shall terminate as an agreement between you and us.
Limits on liability
We work hard to provide the best Products we can and to specify clear guidelines for everyone who uses them. Our Products, however, are provided “as is,” and we make no guarantees that they always will be safe, secure, or error-free, or that they will function without disruptions, delays, or imperfections. To the extent permitted by law, we also DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. We do not control or direct what people and others do or say, and we are not responsible for their actions or conduct (whether online or offline) or any content they share (including offensive, inappropriate, obscene, unlawful, and other objectionable content).
We cannot predict when issues might arise with our Products. Accordingly, our liability shall be limited to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, and under no circumstance will we be liable to you for any lost profits, revenues, information, or data, or consequential, special, indirect, exemplary, punitive, or incidental damages arising out of or related to these Terms or the SDA Journal Products, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages.
We try to provide clear rules so that we can limit or hopefully avoid disputes between you and us. If a dispute does arise, however, it’s useful to know up front where it can be resolved and what laws will apply.
If you are a consumer, the laws of the country in which you reside will apply to any claim, cause of action, or dispute you have against us that arises out of or relates to these Terms or the SDA Journal Products, and you may resolve your claim in any competent court in that country that has jurisdiction over the claim. In all other cases, you agree that the claim must be resolved exclusively in the Philippines or a provincial court located in Bohol. You also agree that you submit to the personal jurisdiction of either of these courts for the purpose of litigating any such claim, and that the laws of the Philippines will govern these Terms and any claim, without regard to conflict of law provisions.
You should know that we may need to change the username for your account in certain circumstances (for example, if someone else claims the username and it appears unrelated to the name you use in everyday life). We will inform you in advance if we have to do this and explain why.
We always appreciate your feedback and other suggestions about our products and services. But you should know that we may use them without any restriction or obligation to compensate you, and we are under no obligation to keep them confidential.
We reserve all rights not expressly granted to you